First fall freeze no where in sight for metro Detroit

Posted at 3:03 PM, Oct 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-09 15:03:33-04

Just like it had been forecasted, the very warm temperatures continue this fall across Southeast Michigan, with both highs and lows running almost 15-20 degrees above average.

Even though we are expecting a quick cool-down by Wednesday, temperatures will rise once again by late week keeping our highs on the warmer side for this time of year.

Usually, during mid-October, we are already tracking the first freeze of the season. This is the month in which growing season ends across Southeast Michigan, but it's not looking to be the case this year, which is great news for the vineyard owners and Mums lovers. (Check the map attached. Courtesy: Midwestern Regional Climate Center)

Over the next 7 days, lows will drop into the mid 40s and 50s, and by the typical first date for freeze which is October 11 - 20, temperatures look to stay well above normal keeping the 30s out of sight.

The map below shows the temperature outlook between October 16 and October 22 according to the Climate Prediction Center.

So for the next two weeks, we may keep wearing flip flops and shorts to visit the Cider Mill, and hope the cool & crisp air arrives by Halloween.